What to Expect From Star Wars in 2022: The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi and More
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What to Expect From Star Wars in 2022: The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi and More

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Boba Fett is leading an impressive array of new Star Wars projects fans can expect to see in 2022! From misfits stormtroopers to a slew of Mandalorians to the return of The Chosen One itself, Star Wars will add to the canon in a major way in 2022, even with no new movies on the roll.

Here’s a rundown of all the streaming shows, video games, novels, comics, and theme park attractions to look forward to. Grab that quadnocular and stare straight into the binary sunset.

The Book of Boba Fett (December 29)

Are you ready for new Boba Fett adventures? So do we, boy! So it’s probably a good thing that the Book of Boba Fett is first on deck to kick off the new year.

The 7-episode season, which premieres December 29, will follow Boba Fett as he flexes some muscles in the Outer Rim as he takes over the remnants of Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire. Boba Fett, of course, returned in The Mandalorian: Season 2, several years after he was defeated by a giant hole in the ground. But he’s back in action, he’s got his armor back, and he’s making up for lost time. Will he be a better crime boss than a bounty hunter? We’ll find out soon.

Andor (Summer 2022)

Every Upcoming Star Wars Movie and TV Show

As Book of Boba Fett fills the space between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Disney Plus’ Andor series is headed in the other direction. Set before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Andor follows the adventures of Captain Cassian Andor and his snarky droid partner K-2SO. The series will reveal more about Cassian’s time as a rebel spy, before he was obliterated by Scarif. There’s no official release date yet, but we can apparently expect a late summer release window similar to Ms. Marvel.

Obi Wan Kenobi (TBA 2022)

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Concept Art

General Kenobi, indeed. This is the big one in 2022. The Kenobi series will catch up with everyone’s favorite desert hermit as he watches a young Luke Skywalker grow up on Tatooine. And based on what little we know about this series, Obi-Wan heads back to the galaxy and heads for a reunion with Darth Vader.

Fans are eagerly awaiting a first look at this one. There is still no trailer for Kenobi, but Disney+ is expected to release sometime in 2022. So far we’ve seen some concept art and a sizzle reel teasing the rematch between Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader. This one is where the fun begins.

The Mandalorian: Season 3 (TBA 2022)

Remember how Din Djarin is now the bearer of the Darksaber and as such also the ruler of all Mandalore? Now he will have to find a way to give the thing to Bo-Katan or else he will lead her quest to retake Mandalore from the Empire. And what about Grogu and his Jedi training? There is no release date yet, but The Mandalorian: Season 3 is expected to be released in late 2022.

The Bad Batch: Season 2 (TBA 2022)

Experimental Clone Force 99 was on the Empire’s naughty list in The Bad Batch: Season 1. With a sequel campaign confirmed for 2022, Hunter, Echo, Tech, Wrecker, Crosshair and Omega will continue to fight for survival in the newly formed Galactic Empire. And, will we get to see more about the Emperor’s cloning operation now that Kamino is no longer active?

New Star Wars Video Games

A sequel to Jedi Fallen Order AND a remake of Knights of the New Republic may be on the distant horizon somewhere, but the big Star Wars video game to expect in 2022? LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This has been postponed twice and is now expected in the spring. The latest LEGO Star Wars adventure takes players through the retellings of all 9 Skywalker Saga films. But here’s the thing: you can do them in any order you want.

Sure, we all know that the High Republic adventure Star Wars: Eclipse is somewhere on the horizon, but Quantic Dream’s Star Wars game doesn’t have a set release date and will almost certainly not be out until 2023 or later.

Star Wars Books and Comics

And while we’re on the subject of the High Republic, how about some BOOKS? Lucasfilm Publishing kicks off the second wave of High Republic stories in January, with the release of Claudia Gray’s The High Republic: The Fallen Star.

The Marvel Comics series of Star Wars comics ended in 2021 with the conclusion of the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover. That story revealed how difficult it was for Boba Fett to get Han Solo’s carbonite-frozen body to Jabba’s palace, especially with Han’s ex-girlfriend Qi’ra and the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate chasing Fett’s tail.

Marvel is kicking off the new year with a sequel of sorts called Crimson Reign. This new storyline will once again focus on Qi’ra, as well as some key characters from the sequel era, such as Ochi van Betoon and Ren. Can Qi’ra consolidate her grip on the criminal underworld as Darth Vader hunts her? We don’t like her odds, but as a villain used to say, never tell her what the odds are.

Star Wars: Crimson Reign Comic Covers

Marvel’s High Republic comic will also continue into 2022, alongside Del Rey’s various High Republic novels. Marvel’s requests for February 2022 mark a major turning point for the monthly High Republic series as the entire crossover reaches the end of its first major phase.

We don’t know if Marvel will debut a new Star Wars comic series in 2022, but it’s likely to be a big year for ongoing titles like Star Wars and Darth Vader. Return of the Jedi turns 40 in 2023, so we suspect Marvel is building a new series of comics set after the original trilogy. That means we could see the current Episode V-era Star Wars books reaching their big conclusions by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Dark Horse Comics will return to publishing Star Wars comics in 2022 for the first time since 2015, as it will feature new Star Wars titles for all ages starting this spring.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And last but not least, there are the Disney theme park attractions. Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019 and now you can even visit it in VR using the Oculus Quest, but the real exciting development is coming? The Galactic Cruiser’s immersive 2-night hotel experience will open in March 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

To learn more about what’s coming in the new year, find out what to expect from Marvel in 2022 and what to expect from DC in 2022.

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